Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif complained about his health to the jail authorities on Saturday and following a medical check-up he is now being recommended to be immediately shifted to a hospital. His medical report reveals he is on the verge of a kidney failure.
The 68-year-old is currently serving a 10-year jail term in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi since July 13. He has been convicted in a corruption case by a court in the country over his family’s purchase of luxury apartments in London.
Following health complain the jail authorities called a team of doctors from Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC), headed by its Chief Executive Major General (retd) Dr Azhar Mehmood Kayani. A thorough medical check-up for about one-and-an-hour revealed Sharif’s heartbeat was erratic, urea in blood was very high and water levels in the body were low. The report has now been sent to Punjab Health Secretary mentioning the former PM is on the risk of kidney failure. Order based on the report is being awaited and thereafter it will be made clear whether he will be shifted to a hospital.
Meanwhile, it is also learned in recent days Sharif’s personal physician Dr. Adnan had seen him twice.
Caretaker provincial ministers Shaukat Javed and Ahmed Waqas Riaz said details of Sharif’s health were informed in written to the jail superintendent. Another check-up will be performed shortly.
Meanwhile, the caretaker government is in touch with the jail authorities related to Sharif’s health.